Best Time To Visit Machu Picchu Perú

Best Time To Visit Machu Picchu Perú

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

When is the best month to visit Machu Picchu

The peak season in Machu Picchu and Cusco is from June to August. We believe that the optimal time to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu is just before the high season between March and April or after the off season from Octuber to December.

Is it worth visiting Machu Picchu during the rainy season?

 If you visit Machu Picchu in February it is probably not the best time, although lately due to global warming issues it is possible to visit Machu Picchu with no rain at all in February, This may be a risk you have to take.

(You have to weigh up the pros and cons of crowds versus clouds).

Do not visit Machu Picchu during the high season!

If you want to take your time in your visit to Machu Picchu without many people around and take the best pictures, then do not visit Machu Picchu during the high season, now if you are planning on visiting it during this time we recommend that you do so as early as possible.

Machu Picchu Cusco Perú

Is Machu Picchu better in the morning or afternoon?

Machu Picchu in the Morning

If you wish to observe the sunrise, getting up at 5 am could be worthwhile, although to be honest most early mornings tend to be foggy and misty until  burn off, which can happen late in the morning.

for most this makes Machu Picchu more magical and for some a waste of time. Machu Picchu is usually full of people after 10 am so if you visit it from 6 am to 10 am you might beat the crowds and take the best pictures.

Machu Picchu Ruins
Machu Picchu One Day Trip

Machu Picchu in the Afternoon

If you wish to visit Machu Picchu in the afternoon make sure you visit it from 3 pm to 5 pm and watch the sunset. At that time most of the visitors will have already left and you will have Machu Picchu all to yourself.

Machu Picchu during the Peak Season

Visiting Machu Picchu during the high season could be a great idea as well as the worst decision ever made.

Why not to visit Machu Picchu during the high season?

Unfortunately during the high season almost everything is sold out, due to the amount of visitors from June to September, that’ s why it is necessary to make your reservation at least 3 months before your visit to Machu Picchu. Something you should also take into account before visiting Machu Picchu during the high season is that prices generally tend to increase.

Machu Picchu during the Off-Season

If you plan on visiting Machu Picchu during the off-season, then get ready for great deals and discounts on all your trips to Peru! If you visit Machu Picchu during the months of October, November, December and January and why not February, your trip to Machu Picchu can be very cheap. If you plan on visiting Machu Picchu during the off-season, then get ready for great deals and discounts on all your trips to Peru! If you visit Machu Picchu during the months of October, November, December and January and why not February, your trip to Machu Picchu can be very cheap. This is because there are not many visitors during that season and everyone waits anxiously for the few visitors.

Before booking your trip to Machu Picchu we recommend you to ask for seasonal offers which most travel agencies offer

But wait!! “Not everything is sunshine and rainbows” you must know that during the off-season the probability of rain is high especially in the months of January and February. Although the weather is unpredictable throughout the year you can be lucky and enjoy a sunny day those months.

Conclusion:

The good news about Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is open every day of the year from 6 am to 5:30 pm. 

Temperatures are not extreme at Machu Picchu although due to altitude 8000 ft. / 2440 m. weather can change suddenly, be prepared!

Afternoons are usually the best time to visit the ruins in clear conditions with possible beautiful sunsets

Becarefull! all paths lead to the exit gate.

Ignore those negative comments about how you won’t enjoy Machu Picchu in the rainy season – as you can read, you will always have a memorable experience.

If you want to know more about our tours to Machu Picchu you can follow the link and ask for your quote now!

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